Observation of spin dependent photocoductivity in InSb quantum well nanowires
Li, J, Litvinenko, KL, Clowes, SK, Gilbertson, AM and Cohen, LF (2012) Observation of spin dependent photocoductivity in InSb quantum well nanowires Applied Physics Letters, 101 (15). ISSN 0003-6951
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We report on the electrical detection of spin dependent photoconductivity in 500 nm wide InSb quantum well nanowires using the optical orientation of electron spins. By applying weak magnetic fields (≈ 200 mT), we observe a spin filtering effect of classical origin caused by spin dependent back scattering of electrons from the sidewalls. Spin dependent features in the longitudinal photovoltage decay with temperature and disappears at characteristic energy (≈ 50 K) consistent with the theoretical spin splitting and the thermal level broadening. We show that the observed signal is due to the inversion asymmetry of the quantum well, with an additional Zeeman contribution. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
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|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||30 Nov 2012 12:09|
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